A walking holiday in Slovenia’s Julian Alps is a brilliant alternative to Europe’s busier trails and one of the many highlights is the gorgeous profusion of wildflowers on display in the Spring and early Summer.
I know Slovenia was going to be my sort of country as soon as we drove out of the airport. Already the mountains were in sight and above meadows and lush forests rose range upon range of misty peaks.
I came back with a lot of flower shots, from exquisite alpine varieties in the steep-sided valleys up above the Vogel ski gondola to the overwhelming wildflowers of Slovenia’ lush highland meadows.
Slovenia’s less intensive farming methods preserve an impressive biological diversity and when it comes to wildflowers like this gentian, this little Euro-zone country is difficult to beat.
There’s even an International Wildflower Festival held in Bohinj each May/June. Bohinj is where we were based for our walking holiday, a village on the edge of the lake and the Triglav National Park.
Walking through Slovenia’s pretty alpine meadows, surrounded by butterflies … don’t you just want to do a Summer version of a snow angel in this field:
By Natasha von Geldern
Do you love wildflowers? Where have you travelled to see beautiful wildflowers?